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BFP at 36. What I did differently this month

Hi ladies,
I am now 21 weeks pregnant and wanted to share my story. I have wanted to be a Mum for years but my husband has never really been ready. Even now I’m 36 and he’s 37 and he still doesn’t think it’s the right time. However I know him and I know that he’s just terrified of failure, I also know that he will be a fantastic father.

So I made the decision to come off the pill (femodene) in Oct 15. My cycles were very long and irregular to begin with. I starting taking Vit B6 200mg which really helped, and after about 8 months they started to regulate to about 30 days.

My husband was aware of my decision to come off the pill and for the first 12 months we used the pull out method but I was always secretly hoping for a BFP. Oct 16 came around, we moved into a new house and although we never had the baby conversation, he just stopped pulling out. This is when I started really trying (although he was completely unaware of my efforts).

I started taking - Vitex 1000mg first thing in the morning, Royal jelly, pregnacare conception, evening primrose (just until confirmation of ovulation), ubiquinol (due to age)

I also continued temping and charting which I had be doing since coming off of the pill. This helped me massively to understand my cycles.

We were timing things perfectly but 6 months later and still no joy. So in April 17 I added baby aspirin. Another issue that popped into my head was that when I have a smear test done the nurse always struggles to find my cervix. It’s anterior and very far back.
I had read that trying doggy style may help you conceive if this is the case. Well anyway it worked 1st time and I received my first BFP in May! Yay! Unfortunately my excitement was short lived as I started bleeding a few days later.

I felt positive though that I could get pregnant, and was keen to try again straight away. So we did exactly the same the next month and voila BFP again! So I’m putting the majority of my success purely down to the position although I do think the vitamins helped to prepare my body.

Anyway the important DPO-
As I have been trying for a while I literally experienced every symptom possible in my 2 week wait. The only thing that was different for me in both BFP cycles was heart palpitations. I also had IB at 8DPO. All my other symptoms were the same (sore nipples straight after O, creamy Cm, nausea,)

So I’m now 21 weeks and feeling good. I want to wish you all good luck in your journeys to motherhood. Sorry it’s such a long post. Thanks for reading xx

Crazy erratic cycle BFP

So all the months I do symptom checking and it always turned out to be super awful pms. This was the month we gave up and figured it just wasn't in the cards for us. Our TTC story began June 2016- got pregnant right after our honeymoon only to end in miscarriage in August 2016. My insurance was awful and no doctor would do any testing until 10 weeks- I miscarriaged before that. We cried and then realized if it was that easy the first time then we'll try again- and again- and again. 1 year later we gave up. A few weeks ago (about 5 days before AF) I realized I had NO PMS symptoms. I was a little tired, but I also work crazy hours so that happens sometimes. A couple days later my bbs were so swollen and painful I couldn't even wear a bra. I went to work and everything smelled like metal and gasoline. I was crazy nauseous. So I bought a hpt and went to the gym after work and sure enough- a faint line. It was a store brand blue dye test so I wanted to be sure and bought more of the wondfo tests. Day of AF due I took one and it was a faint positive!!! 24 hours later after a strenuous work day I took a nap, woke up with the WORST back pain of my life and sure enough started to spot. I figured that was it and I was out. Over the next 24 hours I bled through a tampon and a pad and then it was gone and done. A couple days later I was super sick to my stomach and my salad didn't agree with me. My bbs were bursting out of my bra and I was getting some back and abdominal twinges. On a hunch, I took another test and it was a faint positive! Called the dr to confirm and expected the worst- that the hcg just hadn't left my system yet. She said everything was good and looked healthy! Going in for a scan in a couple weeks to make sure all is well and to find out how far along I am since my cycles have been so wonky, but she thinks I'm 5 weeks along now. Baby dust to everyone. Don't give up!!

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BFP after losing blood for several days

Trying to conceive number 2 while still nursing my 15 month old daughter. My periods had returned shortly after her first birthday and were still slightly irregular. This was my fourth cycle and I used OPKs to determine when I was ovulating.

This is my list of symptoms by dpo:
1dpo: warm face, tired
2dpo: tired. Super tired. Mild cramping low in pelvis. Gassy. Lightheaded.
3dpo: tired (bad few nights of sleep) twinges, warm face, dry cm
4dpo: tired
5dpo: bloody nose in the morning
6-8: nothing major
9dpo: mild nausea, cold sore in nose (wtf?) dreamt of positive test, tiny bit of spotting and brown discharge
10dpo: period starting
12dpo: three BFPs. What. The. F.
13dpo: dr visit. Blood work done. Hcg 125
14dpo: still spotting. Stopped at night.
15dpo: second blood test. Frer still strong positive. HCG comes back at 205. Not doubling but still within the normal range of 48-72 hours.

Currently waiting for another blood test tomorrow (17dpo) and hoping it starts to rise faster. I will update this thread when I know more.

Hoping for a sticky bean

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BFP after Spotting!

Hello ladies,

I wanted to post as I have be reading this site for a while and it has helped me a lot.
My history:
DS #1 Conceived naturally one month after laparoscopy for endometriosis. BFP day of missed period with FMU
DS #2 Conceived when DS #1 was 12 months old and I was still breastfeeding BFP day of missed period with FMU
Baby #3 Conceived when DS # 2 was 13 months and I was still breastfeeding. BFP day of missed period with FMU after a couple of days of spotting. Missed MC'd at 9 weeks, miscarried naturally at 11 weeks

Ok now to my latest BFP this week:
6 cycle since the MC'd. 2 cycles actually trying with SMEP. Experienced a shorter cycle ever since the miscarriage- from 28 days to 24 days. Was concerned that I was having a luteal phase defect/low prog or that my endometriosis had come back but Dr. said everything was ok.
Here are the details:
CD 21 8 DPO: Light blood spot. Thought possible implantation because the red spot was so minimal
CD 22 9 DPO: More spotting, brownish red. I thought I was out and I told hubby that my period was imminent.
CD 23 10 DPO: More spotting, brownish red. Complained to hubby about not getting pregnant.
CD 24 11 DPO: Spotting brownish red but not increasing. Peeing a ton. Googled spotting but BFP. Impulsively took a very cheap test from China. Thought I saw a very faint line but could not see it in a picture I took.
CD 25 12 DPO: Spotting brownish red but not increasing. BFP with target brand first response. Very clear second line.
CD 26 13 DPO: Spotting less and less. Mostly sticky cervical fluid with a brown tint. Saw Dr. she confirmed all is well and I will see her again next week. Feeling dizzy/lightheaded.
CD 27 14 DPO: POAS again just because and clear BFP again.

Thanks to all the ladies who have shared their stories and good luck conceiving!

Negative tests until 7 weeks pregnant

Ok, so my story is very strange.

First day of my last period – 26th June
I have a 32 Day cycle.
I was late for my period and kept doing tests which were negative for a couple of weeks. Got so frustrated but just had it in my head that I wasn’t pregnant.
Went to the doctors on the 7th August – negative test and the doctor made me feel like I was wasting her time! I flew out to California from London on the 10th July and came back on the 17th and the doc said that could have thrown my cycle off.
I gave it another 9 days and got my BFP on 16th August! When I was in California I was fertile in the 2nd week and as I had heard about Pre-Seed on here I went to Pavilion and bought some and we used it - so I think it was that which help us along!!
So I don’t know if I am 8 weeks today or if I ovulated late? So I am thinking maybe I ovulated late or I just didn’t get symptoms or HCG levels showed up late – I have another doc appointment on Thursday and I can’t wait to tell her I wasn’t going mad. I think I will still have to wait until my first scan in about a months time to actually know how far along I am!

I had a miscarriage a couple of years ago so hoping this one will be fine. We have been trying for 5 months so this was great news. I did get brown spotting last night and this morning but it has gone now. I just want to know everything is ok!

Infertility and surprises

We started trying to get pregnant in fall 2007 (I was 25). By 2011, after years of trying and a handful of miscarriages, the final straw was being 12/13 weeks and hearing there is no heartbeat. I decided was time to try fertility treatments. I had no clue what this entailed. Since our insurance doesn't cover anything related to fertility we started with medicated/timed ovulation. Then switched to IUIs. After no luck we made the decision to do IVF. First fresh transfer resulted in a healthy baby boy. After being told by my nurse to try on our own because sometimes our bodies are capable, they could maybe need a jumpstart, I got pregnant but had a chemical pregnancy. Immediately following that loss I went ahead and did a FET which gave us our second son. When he was 4 months old I was still exclusively breastfeeding and didn't have a period yet. I went in for a 12w post partum check up at my birth center to be told I was pregnant! On our own! My third son came on his due date in December 2015. Knowing we wanted 4 kids we decided to try on our own for about 6 months and had no luck. After speaking to a new doc at our center (my previous RE left the practice) we decided to do genetic testing on my embryos. Out of 10 'good' embryos only 4 came back 'normal'. We went ahead and did a FET (the first frostie didn't make the thaw, so we thawed a second) and after a positive test and two good betas my numbers dropped and I had a miscarriage. I was very discouraged and beyond sad over this loss. This embryo was healthy and perfect. I felt the need to try on our own during the month or two between cycles. I ovulated as usual following the miscarriage and then started spotting a little bit brown on the day my period was due but then it stopped. My nurse said that's normal after a failed FET so we went ahead and scheduled my next FET for September. I was supposed to start meds this week but surprisingly enough I took a pregnancy test and got a BFP! I know it's still early, and in the infertility journey this is on my step 1. But it's an amazing direction to be going in!

I thought I was out!!

We tried for 5 months and got our BFP!

I tried to donate my eggs last year but was rejected because of a low AMH. It was .7 and I am 26 years old. With all my research i realized that AMH for young women is not reflective of their ability to get pregnant. However my husband and I decided to start trying at the risk that I wouldn't be able to conceive in the near future.

I got off birth control in March 2017. I started charting and found out I had a short luteal phase with spotting starting around 7-9 days. I thought this would keep me from getting pregnant until I corrected it.

Here are my chart details:

CD13: First sign of fertile cervical mucus, Egg White, Medium
CD14: Egg White CM, Lots, Baby Dance
CD15: Egg White CM, Lots, Baby Dance, Positive OPK
CD16: Watery CM, little, Baby Dance, Positive OPK (OVULATION DAY)

1 DPO: 97.8 Creamy CM, Medium
2 DPO: 97.7 Creamy CM, Little
3 DPO: 98.2 Creamy Yellowish CM (odd for me), Tired
4 DPO: 98 Creamy CM, Medium, Felt a lower pressure in abdomen
5 DPO: 98.3 Creamy CM medium, Twinges in lower abdomen, Vivid dreams, Tired, waking in the night, That day I felt sick like I was run down, fatigue (I wonder if this is when implantation happens because the I read that the body will lower your immune system so that the fertilized egg is not rejected by the body)
6 DPO: 97.8, Creamy Yellow CM again, Slight sore breasts
7 DPO: 98.25 Creamy CM medium, Sore breasts, Lower pressure in Abdomen
8 DPO: 98.29 Tinged Brown CM, little, I thought I was out because this is usually how I start spotting
9 DPO: 98.07 No CM, Twinges in lower abdomen
10 DPO: 97.86 A drop in temp. Thought I was out for sure, I thought I should start spotting any minute, sore breasts, emotional, I had weird pulling sensations, and pinchy ovary feelings like I do during ovulation, I decided to test at 5pm without even a second thought that it would be negative and I could move on from this cycle. I stared in disbelief as a very faint line appeared!! I freaked out and even though I had an elaborate way of telling my husband, the shock sent me straight downstairs showing him that test.
11 DPO: 97.96, Creamy CM Medium, Sore breasts, Ovary Pinch feeling, lower abdomen twinges
12 DPO 98.52, Watery Cm Little, Emotional, Sore breasts, twinges, pulling sensation
13 DPO: 98.52, Watery little, Spazzy muscles in Stomach
14 DPO: 98.21 , no CM, Twinges, lower pressure, test line much darker!

Well there you have it! I am now 24 DPO and my one big symptom i can't ignore are the daily cramps from every part of my stomach and abdomen, all over the place! I guess the little bean is making room. :)

Things that I did to improve our chances:
Had bone broth daily, took fermented cod liver oil, took whole food based prenatal, Took vitex, Husband took fertileaid, I ate grass fed meats and butter almost daily, fresh eggs daily, found a way to get liver in my diet, ate leafy green veggies, drank lots of water for CM, incorporated fermented foods and beverages into my diet, rubbed magnesium oil on nightly, stayed away from sugar!

BFP after miscarriage

So me and hubby have been TTC for 2 years.I am still scared but I will keep praying to God to keep my little bean safe and healthy.What we did different is Prayer,Prayer,Prayer!I also upped my EPO dosage and started taking Zinc and B6.Which I think helped with the cycle length .I usually ovulate around CD 9 to 11.This cycle it was CD 13.All I keep saying is Thank you God...my favourite verse so far -1 Samuel 1vs 27...
CD1-5: AF
CD 6-13:EWCM,ovulation pain both sides.I kept thinking I would O early but temps didn't spike until CD 14.I panicked because we didn't bd CD 13
BD days:10,12,14.
1DPO to 5 DPO:pineapple slices,nothing notable expect normal PMS.
6 DPO:sensitive nipples,heartburn, hot
flashes and slight cramping thought
it was normal PMS.
7 DPO:terrible cramps and spotting.Felt like
I was having my period.In bed the
whole day.Really prayed that it was
due to implantation.
8DPO:woke up with white bumps on my
areolas.Very sore breasts like milk is
coming out.cramping not as bad as
yesterday.more brown spotting.
9DPO.BFN....cramps and brown spotting.
urinary incontinence.felt like a UTI
coming on.
10DPO:BFN on three tests .but checked
them again later they all had evap
or indent lines,frequent urination,
nausea and slight back ache...yeast
always my first pregnancy sign
11DPO:took 3 tests different brands.2 were
internet cheapies both negative.
1 mid stream.had a visible 2nd line
in a minute.I couldn't believe it!same
same symptoms as yesterday
12DPO :Clear bfp on all tests (I took 4 lol)
told DH that evening. We are so
happy and thankful to God for this
rainbow.
PLEASE GOD TAKE CARE OF MY LITTLE BABY.LET ME HAVE A SAFE AND HEALTHY 9 MONTHS. LET ME GIVE BIRTH TO A HEALTHY BABY.IN THE NAME OF JESUS I PRAY

BFP 14 months after miscarriage

So me and hubby have been TTC for 2 years.I am still scared but I will keep praying to God to keep my little bean safe and healthy.What we did different is Prayer,Prayer,Prayer!I also upped my EPO dosage and started taking Zinc and B6.Which I think helped with the cycle length .I usually ovulate around CD 9 to 11.This cycle it was CD 13.All I keep saying is Thank you God...my favourite verse so far -1 Samuel 1vs 27...

CD1-5: AF

CD 6-13:EWCM,ovulation pain both sides.I kept thinking I would O early but temps didn't spike until CD 14.I panicked because we didn't bd CD 13

BD days:10,12,14.

1DPO to 5 DPO:pineapple slices,nothing notable expect normal PMS.
6 DPO:sensitive nipples,heartburn, hot
flashes and slight cramping thought
it was normal PMS.
7 DPO:terrible cramps and spotting.Felt like
I was having my period.In bed the
whole day.Really prayed that it was
due to implantation.
8DPO:woke up with white bumps on my
areolas.Very sore breasts like milk is
coming out.cramping not as bad as
yesterday.more brown spotting.
9DPO.BFN....cramps and brown spotting.
urinary incontinence.felt like a UTI
coming on.
10DPO:BFN on three tests .but checked
them again later they all had evap
or indent lines,frequent urination,
nausea and slight back ache...yeast
always my first pregnancy sign
11DPO:took 3 tests different brands.2 were
internet cheapies both negative.
1 mid stream.had a visible 2nd line
in a minute.I couldn't believe it!same
same symptoms as yesterday
12DPO :Clear bfp on all tests (I took 4 lol)
told DH that evening. We are so
happy and thankful to God for this
rainbow.
PLEASE GOD TAKE CARE OF MY LITTLE BABY.LET ME HAVE A SAFE AND HEALTHY 9 MONTHS. LET ME GIVE BIRTH TO A HEALTHY BABY.IN THE NAME OF JESUS I PRAY

Happy 40th Birthday!

We have one son, 3.5 now. We conceived him on our first month of trying, and it created some unrealistic expectations for us. We were completely unprepared for how difficult number two would be. 14 cycles, and nothing - except what I suspect were some super early chemicals - I never got a positive test with them, but I was starting to get symptoms (I don't have any pms symptoms normally until the first day of af), only to have them come to a sudden stop right when af arrived. I think they were implantation fails. Our age may be showing. I'm 40, DH is 44. We have been getting tested, and my results are all pretty great (especially given my age), but we were suprised to find we have moderate to severe male factor.

This is our first cycle with interventions: Clomid, and IUI

Clomid 50mg, cd 3-7

cd 14 - positive opk in the evening

cd 15 - ultrasound: 14mm endometrium, 17 and 18 mm follicles on either ovary. No trigger, since I ovulate naturally.

cd 16 - IUI. DH count better than when we first tested, but still low. The test last month showed 2.5 mil per ml, and only 2% morphology. The count is a bit up for our IUI, and we ended up with 7mil washed, which still isn't great. They told us to BD too, but we didn't - we were so exhausted, and I felt horrible and bloated and painful on the clomid.

1 dpo - I feel better as the ovulation pain is receding. Haven't ever had it before this clomid cycle, but it was rough, I felt awful.

2 dpo - some stabby pains in bbs, carpal tunnel flaring a bit.

3 dpo - one wierd, isolated cramp

4 dpo - a few more cramps, some mild nausea. Joint pains. LOTS of stabby pains all along my mammary line (I have some run-away bb tissue in odd spots. For me this goes up my upper arm, my groin, and even down my thigh a bit). Weepy. None of this is normal, I don't really get any pms symptoms until the day af arrives, with the exception of a little irritability.

5 dpo - this was a busy day, so I had less time to notice and jot down symptoms. It's my 40th birthday party. Heart arrythmia a few times - I never get this unless I'm pregnant. Weird rash on chest. A few cramps, including one really surprisingly strong one.

6 dpo - bbs get very tender. More arrythmia. Constipated (I'm normally regular like clockwork, so this is really wierd).

7 dpo - bbs still tender. More stabby pains along mammary line. Mild nausea, burping, and excess salivation. Joint pains (hips, elbow, fingers). Lower back pain. Still constipated. Mild cramping and discomfort in lower abdomen.

8 dpo - I'm 40 today. Mild nausea. Joint pain. Sharp stabby pains in abdomen. Still constipated. bbs felt less painful in the morning, which I took as a bad sign, thinking I was coming off a progesterone peak - but pain returned in the afternoon.

9 dpo - Nighmares of my son dying. (I dream of children and animals dying or in danger when I'm pregnant...fun times). A bowel movement, hurray! Lots of stabby pains along mammary line, bbs hurting, especially on the sides, joint pains. Some mild nausea after food. Here's some weird ones: marked increase in ocd impulses, and super sensitive skin in some places, like to the point where clothing feels painful on me.

10 dpo - Nausea after food, excess salivation, burps. Bbs seem only slightly tender. Gassy, constipated. Very mild cramping and some twinges. Joint pains, of the throbbing kind. Woke thirsty. Alternately hot and clammy and cold at night. Super messy, vivid dreams. Increased sex drive (like, from absolutely zero up to miniscule, because my drive bottomed out in the last few years). Mid-morning heartbreak: light touch of pink spotting, only when I wipe. My cervix, however, is closed tight... which is not my experience with spotting that signals failure. I try to prepare for failure, but secretly hold out hope that it's implantation. I run to the bathroom a thousand times to check for more spotting, but there isn't any more. Light abdominal pain, bit like a uti. Headache, but I'm ascribing it to constipation.

11 dpo - cervix *still* closed, and no more spotting. I'm convinced now, and I run out to get a test so I can test the next morning. Still constipated, gassy, joints hurty, bbs tender. Throat hurts, I'm sneezing, and I have a cold sore outbreak. I internally cheer for my immune system in retreat, because this was also a symptom with my first successful pregnancy.

12 dpo - clear, strong BFP within seconds (frer with fmu). I guess I could have tested a day or two ago, judging by the line strength. Or it's twins (a prospect I find terrifying, especially at my age). Fingers crossed for a healthy singleton.

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